The Texas transportation hub is one of the latest to begin public testing of self-driving shuttles from Easy Mile. Travelers can now ride from the Barbara Jordan terminal to rental car and ground transportation areas.
(TNS) — The Austin-Bergstrom International Airport has started public testing of an autonomous shuttle to ferry travelers from the Barbara Jordan terminal to rental car and ground transportation areas.
The shuttle, the Easy Mile EZ10, is an electric, ADA-compliant vehicle that seats six people and has additional space for standing riders. It is currently running on the upper level of Garage 1 at the airport and will be tested for six months, officials said.
The vehicle is equipped with cameras and sensors. Though the shuttle runs on its own, and airport attendant will be onboard during the pilot program.
"Adding a green energy, mobility solution to the airport benefits both travelers and the environment and is just one of the steps AUS is taking to meet the City of Austin's Strategic Direction 2023 Health & Environment outcome," airport officials said in a statement Friday.
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